[RELEASE] Vimeo (Video) Plugin - De facto default standard Vimeo Addon for XBMC - Printable Version
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Thanks for the feedback - rkboni - 2010-09-28 22:46
First of all, thanks Henrik for making a noob feel right at home; nice to get feedback so quick!
HenrikDK Wrote:Right now the plugin only supports basic browsing and searching when not logged in, it would probably be possible to view a specific users content by making it possible to enter their user id in the settings.
In my case, basic browsing / searching / viewing would have been more than enough. As I said, I'd only now created a Vimeo account and have been watching stuff there for a while... largely by friends passing me links or FB posts, but all the same.
I think it would make the plugin more generally useful, but it's not so much of a pain to make a login on vimeo (heck, I had to make 2 or 3 logins for other XBMC related things, so why not one more )
HenrikDK Wrote:Hmm, i've had some similar issues with rewinding from web streams and they seem related to the player core. But i must admit the problem is far worse with vimeo's streams than with youtube. Often fast forwarding will fail and go into an endless buffering loop..
Ah, that is good to know (as well as knowing it's a known issue), thanks for the hint.
HenrikDK Wrote:This would be entirely skin related..
Either that or user error; I've only used XBMC for a couple hours... and got right to customizing before I'd really learned much about it. I guess that's a credit to all the XBMC devs that it's easy enough to get from A -> B that quickly.
- HenrikDK - 2010-09-28 23:00
rkboni Wrote:In my case, basic browsing / searching / viewing would have been more than enough. As I said, I'd only now created a Vimeo account and have been watching stuff there for a while... largely by friends passing me links or FB posts, but all the same.
I just wan't to be sure of this, but are you saying that basic browsing wasn't working for you without login. Pr. default we "pop" the settings dialog on first run to allow the user to setup the plugin, but it should be entirely possible to use the plugin without login, it just won't have as many options as depicted on this picture:
Explore vimeo should allow basic browsing of vimeo groups, channels and categories, search is pretty self explanatory and "play video by id" is probably useless, but it was very easy to make
Was this not working for you? or are you expecting some other functionality?
It didn't work... because of settings confusion - rkboni - 2010-09-28 23:18
Yeah, that didn't work, because I'd had the settings backwards. I've cleared my username / password and now am playing video un-logged-in.
Also solved my "video info doesn't show"; was a PEBCAC... hitting 'i' gets me info just as with music... I just didn't realize that it only popped at song transitions and the vimeo plugin doesn't show it on starting a new stream (whereas I think music does).
- HenrikDK - 2010-09-30 12:35
rkboni Wrote:Yeah, that didn't work, because I'd had the settings backwards. I've cleared my username / password and now am playing video un-logged-in.
Great, for a minute there I was concerned I had broken something before release
- matiasw - 2010-10-02 03:28
First, thank you, looks like a great plugin!
I have a slight problem getting it to work, however. I am running XBMC version 2:10.00~svn33778-lucid1 on Ubuntu 10.04 (kernel 2.6.32-24). I have installed the plugin as per the instructions at http://code.google.com/p/vimeoxbmc/.
The error I get when trying to run it through Video -> Video Plugins is
"ERROR: Script Failed!: Vimeo"
xbmc.log has this (the only error):
"ERROR: Failed to create common scripts symlink."
Anyone have a clue what's going on?
- HenrikDK - 2010-10-03 11:02
Hmm I'm a bit mystified by this it should just work, the only thing i can think of is wrong is that it's an internal xbmc problem. In any case, could you try removing the folder you created and using the install from zip option that's available in xbmc?
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Oh and a paste of the complete debug log would be nice
- matiasw - 2010-10-28 10:02
Oops! It looks like I forgot to update this thread. :o
Anyway, the issue was user error on my part.
I actually came here to post about Vimeo's new Couch Mode. The only things I'm actually missing from the XBMC addon compared to this are autoplay and support for the Watch Later queue. It would be awesome to have these features in some later revision of vimeoxbmc. I've looked at the source code, but I'm no python expert, so I don't know if I'll be any help - plus I've been having a lot to do, lately...
Anyway, thanks for the addon!
- HenrikDK - 2010-10-28 10:40
matiasw Wrote:Oops! It looks like I forgot to update this thread. :o
We're actually just finnishing off the plugin and gearing up for release into the repo, but I'll look into adding a "My Watch Later" on the plugin home screen before we release.
The auto play functionality is sadly limited by xbmc, the only way to achieve this is to play back an item and then queue up the folder, that way xbmc will add them to the current playlist and keep playing videos.
- matbor - 2010-11-22 01:17
HenrikDK Wrote:We're actually just finnishing off the plugin and gearing up for release into the repo, but I'll look into adding a "My Watch Later" on the plugin home screen before we release.
Awesome work guys, has this been released into the plugins for RC1 yet ?
- HenrikDK - 2010-11-22 01:30
matbor Wrote:Awesome work guys, has this been released into the plugins for RC1 yet ?
Sadly no, I've discovered a bug with the vimeo api that will some times make the "my likes" feed return nothing. I've contacted vimeo about this but they have yet to answer and until I've gotten confirmation that this is a problem with vimeo's API, the plugin will probably remain unavailable from the repo (Im not very fond of releasing broken code :oo